Sex Offender Is Dead After 5 Day Prison Release. Was It Vigilante Justice?
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The sex offender publicly released last week, died today in hospital following his discovery through a small road.
According to the Nassau Guardian, Alden Scott was found unresponsive on a dirt road while bleeding through the nose.
It is not known if he was attacked or the origin of his injuries.
His brother, Ronald Scott spoke to the daily saying, “The policeman took him to the hospital…Here we are [a] couple [of] days later, he’s dead.”
The big picture
Alden was released on Friday after being added to the sex offender registry. He served nine years in prison for sexual assault and was sentenced to two years in prison for caressing a girl’s thigh back in January.
Why it matters
Alden was the first person to be added to the sex offenders’ registry in a public notice. Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe warned that the public should refrain from issuing vigilante justice and cautioned that public notification will be discontinued if anyone physically assaults Alden on his release.
How the public reacts
Some social media users expressed no empathy for Alden.
Devon Rox says, “Knowing what sexual assault does to a person mentally and physically until the day they die, I have no compassion for the rapist.”
Stacey Smith says, “God doesn’t sleep.”
Negrita Valdez says she anticipated that the sex offender would be killed after release. “I knew it wasn’t going to be too long for him to enjoy his freedom…”
Monique Knowles calls for law reforms. “I don’t know why laws are not stricter. He should not have been allowed out in public after the second offense.”